Cajun Code Fest 2012 offers $25,000 Grand Prize in Lafayette

The Cajun Code Fest 2012 is a free two-day coding competition focusing on transforming “data” into health care solutions on April 27th-28th, 2012 at the University of Louisiana Lafayette Research Park. This year the competition aims to specifically address childhood obesity.

Participants, including developers, designers, innovators, health care leaders, educators, and entrepreneurs, will organize themselves into teams, before arriving or during the event. Each team will have a 36 hours to build prototypes and tools for improved health care.

The winner will receive a $25,000 cash Grand Prize and entry into the U.S. Health Datapalooza to be held in Washington D.C. on June 5-6, 2012.

The event will also include speakers such as:

  • Todd Park, CTO, US. Health and Human Services;
  • Bruce Greenstein, Secretary, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals;
  • Eric Dishman, Intel Corporation Fellow and Director of Health Innovation and Policy, Digital Health Group;
  • Jay Walker, Founder of and curator of TEDMED.

For more information or to register, visit

This inaugural two-day event is part of Innov8 Week in Lafayette, and the special bonus is these events run in conjunction with Festival International de Louisiane.